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Job title: Financial Analyst - Research Grants & Contracts Specialist
Job location: Houston, TX 77030 United States
Requisition code: 8099
Date posted: 04/05/13
Job type: Full-Time

Job Classification

Job Category:Registered Nurse

Job Description

Job description:
The primary functions of the Financial Analyst in Leukemia will include:

Research Contract Budgets
1. Works with departmental research analysts to prepare detailed research patient care budgets on new or modified research contracts as required
2. Reviews and interacts with CRF regarding coverage analysis data
3. Tracts protocol revisions which impact research contract budgets to process budget amendments for same

Research Contract Patient Care Charge Process
4. Ensures that department policies and procedures conform to institutional standards as it relates to research patient charges, their budgeting and their expenditure
5. Obtains PI and study manager review and approval of all expense transactions related to each protocol
6. Plans and carries out study initiation meetings to in-service the study manager/research nurse on the research ticket process
7. Ensures that all newly-activated studies have research tickets set up, research patient care company centers established, and all research charge activity is flowing smoothly
8. Periodically provides updates and departmental training related to research charge billing
9. Liaison with PBS and CRF and other institutional authorities regarding research charge billing

Research Patient Charge Reconciliation
10. Reviews all monthly expenditures across all research patient charge departmental company centers
11. Performs monthly detailed reconciliation of all research patient charge company centers and their detailed transactions to conform to the budget data
12. Prepares monthly comparative data to report the expenditure of research patient charges as opposed to the budget
13. Requests corrections and transfers of expenditures as required to correct monitored activities
14. Reviews all invoice-able procedures and prepares and submits Lawson invoices for same, following appropriate processes established by GCA
15. Develops and maintains procedures for the reconciliation process

Other Miscellaneous Duties
16. Assists with various funds budget activity for the department: review of prior year expenses, income projections, budget revisions, etc.
17. Prepares fund margin reports, produces departmental variance analysis and publishes chart and graph information based on data extracted from Hyperion, FReD, Smartstream and MS Access
18. Maintains department database for detailed transactions for all company centers; updates and upgrades queries and reports as required; publishes reports from this data as required
19. May also participate in and retain review of procard reconciliation, ensures ProCard deadlines are met and expenses are reallocated appropriately with review and approval by cardholder and cardholder's supervisor; periodically audits departmental ProCard records
20. May also perform monthly reconciliation and reporting of departmental funds including Staff Development fund, Research M&O, Chairman's fund, and department M&O
21. Interacts with all levels of personnel within the department, other institutional departments, as well as outside companies to resolve problems/errors or questions regarding basic accounting reconciliation items
22. Represent department in a pro-fessional and appropriate manner within institution, as well as externally
23. Assist with any departmental needs as required, to include special financial and research reports
24. Oversee organization and maintenance of departmental files relating to fiscal and budgetary responsibilities and reports
Job Description-Requirements Education
Required: Bachelor's degree in Business Administration or related business specialty (e.g. accounting, cost accounting)
Preferred: Bachelor's degree in Accounting

Required: Two years business experience including at least one of the following areas: project management, data analysis, or accounting.
Preferred: Five or more years experience in accounting or financial data analysis.

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